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        THE PENGUIN POOL MURDER

      Brentano's Publishers, 1931., 1931. First edition. With the Adrian Goldstone bookplate on front pastedown sheet. Author's second mystery novel and the first to introduce Hildegarde Withers, the snoopy, old-maid sleuth and schoolteacher. Lightly sunned on the spine, else a near fine, clean, copy in a bright, unfaded dust jacket with professional restoration to the front cover near the spine fold and the other near the flap fold. Both repairs have been repaired on the verso and are virtually invisible. The very scarce first Hildegarde Withers mystery in which Hildegarde is escorting her class on a tour of an aquarium when she discovers a body amongst the penguins. This story was made into the 1932 RKO Radio film of the same name and starred Edna May Oliver as Hildegard Withers and James Gleason as Inspector Oscar Piper, An attractive copy of a Haycraft/Queen Cornerstone mystery novel.

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        BAHA'ISM Its Origin, History, and Teachings

      Fleming H. Revell Company, New York Chicago 1931 - 7 5/8" x 5 1/8" in dark green cloth with blind stamped front cover design. Gilt lettering on spine partly rubbed off, owner's name and date on flyleaf: about VERY GOOD PLUS or better condition. 214pp. [RARE] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Owl In The Attic And Other Perplexities

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1931 - 151 pages. Includes illustrations. Inscribed by the author. First edition, first printing. Illustrated by Thurber. Inscribed by Thurber on the third free sheet. E.B. White wrote the introduction to this, his first solo book. Includes, Mr. and Mrs. Monroe, Pet Department and Ladies' and Gentlemen's Guide to Modern English. Very good+ book with the spine very slightly faded and a touch of soiling to the covers in a very good+ dust jacket with slight chipping to the edges and the spine very slightly soiled. A very nice copy! [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Devil and X.Y.Z.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1931 - Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in green. With the dust jacket. Some foxing to edges and endpapers; an excellent copy in the jacket with sunned spine. First edition, first impression of this scarce thrilling novel. The publisher's file copy with their stamp to the front panel of the jacket, front pastedown and title page.

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        The Real McCoy

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company. 1931. First. First edition. Fine in near fine dustwrapper but for a small chip on the spine. "The true story of Captain Bill McCoy of the Tomoka, the founder of Rum Row and King of Rum Runners." Inscribed by the subject of the book: "To Bob Davis, the man who suggested that this yarn be put in print. Bill McCoy." McCoy was probably the most famous of the rum runners, who would bring liquor to the edge of American territorial waters and offload it onto small craft in order to elude the authorities. Rum runners were famous for watering the liquor that they illegally imported during Prohibition. McCoy apparently never did so, and handled only high quality brands, hence popularizing the phrase "The Real McCoy." Scarce either signed or in jacket. .

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        Jag Minns. Minnen fran ett langt liv

      Bonniers 1931 - Ilustrado [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        India in Revolt

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode,, 1931. Octavo. Original orange cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Cloth faded to spine and edges, tips bumped, internally fresh; a very good copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "With love to Mother, from her son the author, J. F. C. Fuller." It was subsequently given to her other son, Walter, and noted in his handwriting below the inscription: "A. W. J. Fuller from Mother."

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        RED MAGIC: A COLLECTION OF THE WORLD';S BEST FAIRY TALES FROM ALL COUNTRIES

      Harcourt, Brace & Company, New York 1931 - The American Edition (no printing information on the copyright page), in black cloth stamped in red. With 58 drawings in line and color by Kay Nielsen. An attractive previous owner bookplate on the front pastedown; otherwise a clean copy. Mylar has been custom cut to protect the binding. Very Good binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eight manuscript kitchen menu notebooks, and five menus

      Rome, 1931. Manuscript notebooks with menus for daily luncheons and dinners from the grand Casino dell'Aurora Pallavicini. Five menus for presentation in the dining room are also included. Casino dell'Aurora Pallavicini stands within Palazzo Pallavicini Rospiglios in Rome, which dates to the early 17th century. Built for the Cardinal Scipione Borghese over the ruins of the Baths of Constantine, the casino is home to an impressive collection of art, including paintings, sculptures and frescoes, and is still owned and operated by Rospigliosi-Pallavicini family today. Despite the Italian location of the Casino, all menus are all written in French and feature traditional French dishes (exception noted below): an example of the dominance and influence of French cuisine throughout the world. An example of items from the déjeuner menus include: Potage au tapioca, Oeufs en cocottes p. d'asperges, and Salade de legumes. From the diner menus: Consommé aux quenelles, Filet de boeuf garmé, and Glace à l'orange. Lunch features 3-5 items; dinner 5-7. Earlier notebooks are labeled with the name "Meunier". One notebook dates to one month prior to the commencement of World War I; another includes guest lists featuring various shades of royalty. Each notebook is filled with as many menus as pages in a given volume, and each feature one hand, with occasional margin comments or menu adjustments in an alternate. Condition varies, but overall is good or better. A detailed list of contents is available upon request.

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        Downtown Manhattan

      1931. Oil painting on panel. 36 x 20 inches.

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        Manuscript Journal - Ancient Columns - Petra

      Lativa, 1931. Latvia, Riga, 1931. Archaeological manuscript notebook with drawings, by a historian of architecture and sculpture in antiquity, professor and author on the subject, Konstantin Ronczewski, focusing specifically on ancient columns and capitals of columns from the Nabataean Kingdom, now in Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Arabia and Syria, with significant attention to Petra. 8vo. 67 pages in manuscript including approximately 30 in-text drawings, and a table of contents for reference. Text is mostly in German. With a postcard addressed to him by a German museum of Egyptian antiquity, and two further notes loosely place within. French inscription to front endpaper, 'Propeieté du professeur Dr. K. Ronczewski, Université de Lettonie - Riga. Original journal as issued, measuring approximately 13,5 x 20 x 1 cm, green and black continental paper boards, marbled edges, near fine condition. Archaeological manuscripts such as this are seldom found today, this one in the hand of an expert in his field makes a rare and unique acquisition. Dealing largely with ancient Petra and Jordanian archaeology, other sites examined here include Amman, 'Iraq al Amir in the Jordan Valley, Gerasa (now Jerash) also near Amman, Beirut, Jerusalem, Baalbek in Lebanon, the Nabatean Arch in Bosra in Syria, Damascus, Trieste and Naples in Italy, Mada'in Saleh in Arabia (the Nabatean kingdom's southernmost and largest settlement after Petra), and the small theatre at Kanawat also in Arabia. Regarded as the authority on ancient Roman, Greek, and Nabatean columns, Konstantin Ronczewski (1874-1935) was a respected historian of ancient architecture, a university professor, author of many works on the subject, and a sculptor himself. Still today, scholars draw upon his works. Among other notable contributions, he identified the columns at Clitunno, Italy, as being Corinth in origin, cataloguing them in about 1930 as a variant type. Through exhaustive efforts he also revealed that leaf-volute capitals appeared widely in Ancient Roman Imperial orders. His knowledge extensive, and dedication to the subject unwavering, he followed the works of all notable archaeologists and historians from his time and before. Here he transcribes pertinent passages (in English) from Gustaf Dalman "The Khazneh at Petra", and also (in English) from George Horsfield's writings on the Al Khazneh in "The Gorge of Petra". Numerous other references to important archaeologists are made. Konstantin Ronczewski (1875-1935), was a prominent Latvian sculptor, a respected architectural historian, professor, author, and an expert on ancient columns. He obtained doctorate degrees at the University of Cracow (1925) and the German Archaeological Institute (1932). His life and work are connected to the Riga Polytechnic Institute of Architecture (1899-1905, 1913-1918), the Latvian University Faculty of Architecture (1921-1935), and the Latvian Academy of Art (1921-1935). His art works are directly connected with his archaeological research, reflecting academic historicism and neoclassical elements with detailed and precise reproduction. After completing his studies at the Riga Polytechnic Institute in 1898, he worked for architects Johann Koch and Otto Hoffman. In 1905 he began to study painting, first under Janis Rosentals in Riga, then under Ilya Ivanovich Mashkov in Moscow, and finally with Heinrich Knira (Knirr) in Munich. While staying in Paris from 1909 to 1912 his interest turned to sculpting. Here he studied with Jean-Antoine Injalbert, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, and the like. Now a member of the Union of Baltic artists, in 1912, Ronczewski returned to Riga to teach art and architectural history at the Riga Polytechnical Institute and Riga Art School, while continuing to develop and showcase his artistic works of various genres. During World War he moved to Moscow, remaining there until 1917. The Archaeological Institute at the Siegel der Universität Köln (University of Cologne), Albertus Magnus Platz, holds a collection of photographs of the author. Some of his sculptures are held in the University of the Latvian Academy of Music, the Latvian National Opera, and in private collections. . Very Good.

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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1931 Through December 1931

      British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Half Leather. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Cover photo of the Victoria Exchange; Company launches employee sales plan; feature on Leo Griggs with photos; Ladner forges to the front as a farming district - with photos; Important changes in Prince George; Mission and Revelstoke; Remodelling Victoria Exchange; Our Trans-Canada Link is growing; - 3 pages with photos; Record holiday load handled by Vancouver toll office; Vancouver-Victoria Cable line severed by Dredge; Engineeers walking all over the province - 4 pages with photos and text; Proper posture; Statement of Development - a table listing the number of operating phones in towns across the province; Campbell River - Cape Lazo Cable is big job for this month - 2 pages; Keeping pace with Schedule on Trans-Canada Line; Philip Creagh - Nanaimo wire chief; Centralized billing system now in effect; Breaking of insulators may have serious consequences; Ocean Falls joins our system and receives first toll service - great photo; Powell River - Cape Lazo Cable successfully laid - 3 pages with photos; Harvey Sauder; A P.A.B.X. is now serving the B.C. Electric Railway Co.; Cover photo of the Victoria exchange; Victoria traffic and commercial staffs now under same roof - text and great art deco photos; One-Fourth of Work on Trans-Canada line completed; C. Whitmore Halford; new phone system in Powell river - 2 pages with photos; All Canadian route from Vancouver to Winnipeg; Trans-Canada construction photos; Vancouver talks with Berlin; Coal Harbour Regatta broadcast from radiotelephone ship; A telephone man in Turkey; Thrilling events preceded opening of Ocean Falls service - with photos; The Huntingdon System is Acquired; The Municipality of Maple Ridge; N.J. Dunlop; A telephone man in South America; Telephone Co-operators; Cover photo of Vancouver fire alarm switchboard; Telephone to the rescue when fire threatens; Great photos of laying cables across Victoria Harbour; Selling Telephone Service; A telephone man in India; Three Nanaimo phone men attempt to save three children in Nanaimo River; Gerald C. Clarke; Two-Thirds of Trans-Canada line complete; Prince George visits plant where our dial equipment was made, in Lancashire; Successful picnic; Princeton to be important link in Trans-Canada line; Wiring plans; The Modern Mouse must have a Telephone House (mouse moves into pay phone); Bigger phone directory - 2 pages with interesting photos; Phone poles go over mountains - several photos; Ervin J. Davis; Trans-Atlantic service growing; Herman A. Nicholson; and more. Average wear. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge of text else unmarked. Binding intact. . Good. 1931. First Edition.

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        Unpolitische Erinnerungen.

      Leipzig. 1931.. 54 S., 1 Bl. Klein-8°, Orig.-Karton mit Deckelschildchen.. Erste Buchausgabe. - Ein von nur 175 gedruckten Exemplaren. - Herausgegeben anlässlich des Jahresessens der Mitglieder des Leipziger Bibliophilenabends. - Der Band beinhaltet ausgewählte Aufsätze Mühsams, die in den Jahren von 1927 bis 1929 in der 'Vossischen Zeitung' erschienen. - Druck bei Haag-Drugulin, Leipzig. - 4 Blätter durch Abklatsch gebräunt, Einband geringf. lichtrandig, Vorsatzbl. Mit Besitzvermerk, sonst gut erhaltenes Exemplar. - Melzwig 534.1. - Hug/Jungblut 26N. - Nicht bei Raabe/Hannich-B. Für unsere Schweizer Kunden: Konto in der Schweiz vorhanden

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        MARTHE Vingt-neuf eaux-fortes originales de Auguste Brouet.

      Paris, Editions d?'Art Devambez, 1931. In-4 gr., bross. alla francese, custodia e astuccio in cartonato edit., testo e tavole a fogli sciolti, pp. (10),125,(5), molto ben illustrato da 29 composizioni di Brouet incise all?'acquaforte e così composte: 1 antiporta, 1 vignetta al frontesp., 12 grandi testate, 7 finali e 8 tavv. f.t. + ?"le deuxième état avec remarques du frontispice, des 8 hors-texte, des 12 bandeaux (suite di 21). In aggiunta 2 (su 3) tavole ?"refusées?" + ?"un dessin original de l?'artiste?" a noi mancante. Nel ns. esempl. è stato inserito anche ?"le premier état?" di: antiporta, frontesp., 3 testate, 7 finali e 8 tavv. f.t. (suite di 20). Cfr. Carteret,IV, p. 212: ?"Belle publication cotée?" - Benezit,II, p. 848: ?"Auguste Brouet (1872-1941), graveur, illustrateur, élève de Gustave Moreau.. observateur de la vie populaire, il met l?'accent sur un clair-obscur pratiqué selon la leçon de Rembrandt?". Bella edizione di 221 esempl. numer. Il ns., 23, è ?"sur japon impérial?", molto ben conservato.

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        Erganzungsband Zum Bilder-Lexikon Kulturgeschicht, Litteratur U Kunst Sexualwissenschaft

      Wien: Verlag fur Kulturforschung, 1931. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Thick 8vo, orig. 1/4 suede, suede (some staining) corners and cloth covered boards, 873pps + index., profusely illustrated with erotic drawings, sculptures, photographs, etc. 203 full page plates, some in colour. Sexual research entires in encyclopedic format. A very clean copy, VG, German text. Rare..

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        The Dreyfus Affair (In Wrapper)

      Heinemann 1931 - The First UK printing published by Heinemann in 1931.The BOOK is in near FINE condition.A little pushing to upper spine and mild offsetting to end papers.Top stain still present but lightly faded.Few superficial scratches to upper text block.Free from inscriptions.The WRAPPER is complete and is in near FINE condition.It is protected in a removable archival Brodart cover. Spine a little browned and minor edge wear to the tips.Very scarce in wrapper.'The author,a nephew of Colonel Dreyfus,tells the whole truth about the most dramatic military persecution in modern history'.The basis for the new novel recently released by Robert Harris.Collectible with such attributes. ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.Due to the weight of this book,extra postage costs may be necessary. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1931 Through December 1931

      British Columbia British Columbia Telephone Company 1931. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Cover photo of the Victoria Exchange; Company launches employee sales plan; feature on Leo Griggs with photos; Ladner forges to the front as a farming district - with photos; Important changes in Prince George; Mission and Revelstoke; Remodelling Victoria Exchange; Our Trans-Canada Link is growing; - 3 pages with photos; Record holiday load handled by Vancouver toll office; Vancouver-Victoria Cable line severed by Dredge; Engineeers walking all over the province - 4 pages with photos and text; Proper posture; Statement of Development - a table listing the number of operating phones in towns across the province; Campbell River - Cape Lazo Cable is big job for this month - 2 pages; Keeping pace with Schedule on Trans-Canada Line; Philip Creagh - Nanaimo wire chief; Centralized billing system now in effect; Breaking of insulators may have serious consequences; Ocean Falls joins our system and receives first toll service - great photo; Powell River - Cape Lazo Cable successfully laid - 3 pages with photos; Harvey Sauder; A P.A.B.X. is now serving the B.C. Electric Railway Co.; Cover photo of the Victoria exchange; Victoria traffic and commercial staffs now under same roof - text and great art deco photos; One-Fourth of Work on Trans-Canada line completed; C. Whitmore Halford; new phone system in Powell river - 2 pages with photos; All Canadian route from Vancouver to Winnipeg; Trans-Canada construction photos; Vancouver talks with Berlin; Coal Harbour Regatta broadcast from radiotelephone ship; A telephone man in Turkey; Thrilling events preceded opening of Ocean Falls service - with photos; The Huntingdon System is Acquired; The Municipality of Maple Ridge; N.J. Dunlop; A telephone man in South America; Telephone Co-operators; Cover photo of Vancouver fire alarm switchboard; Telephone to the rescue when fire threatens; Great photos of laying cables across Victoria Harbour; Selling Telephone Service; A telephone man in India; Three Nanaimo phone men attempt to save three children in Nanaimo River; Gerald C. Clarke; Two-Thirds of Trans-Canada line complete; Prince George visits plant where our dial equipment was made, in Lancashire; Successful picnic; Princeton to be important link in Trans-Canada line; Wiring plans; The Modern Mouse must have a Telephone House (mouse moves into pay phone); Bigger phone directory - 2 pages with interesting photos; Phone poles go over mountains - several photos; Ervin J. Davis; Trans-Atlantic service growing; Herman A. Nicholson; and more. Average wear. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge of text else unmarked. Binding intact. First Edition Half Leather 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall; First Edition. Good

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        SOLEDADES JUNTAS

      Madrid, Editorial Plutarco. Imprenta Industrial Gráfica. 1931. 4º, rústica. 154 p. + 3 hs.PRIMERA EDICI?"N, ejemplar impecable.Con dedicatoria autógrafa de Altolaguirre al poeta Ricardo E. Molinari

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        Davos 1930-1931.

      Selbstverlag,, Genf, 1931 - Genf, Selbstverlag, (1931). 27x34 cm. 2 Bl., 52 Tafeln. Originallederband mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel und vierfacher Deckelfiletierung. 22/42 numerieten Exemplaren. - Aus dem Vorwort: "Dieses Werk, in 42 numerierten Exemplaren ., deren Skizzen nach alphabetischem Rang folgen, ist von mir selbst in Genf herausgegeben. Es sind originale Lithographien auf Holland-van Gelder-Papier und die Steine wurden nach dem Druck vernichtet." - Porträts von Davoser Persönlichkeiten sowie Gästen, von den Porträtierten und von Roche signiert und viele von Roche betitelt. Mit 2 Sportszenen: Eishockey, Skispringer. Mit 2 farbigen Landschaftsbilder. - Kanten berieben. - Sauber. Sprache: N Originallederband mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel und vierfacher Deckelfiletierung. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Graphik der Gegenwart, Band 1: Erich Heckel.

      Berlin, Euphorion, 1931.. 30 (3 w.) Bll. Mit 4 (3 farbigen) Original-Holzschnitten, 1 Original-Holzschnittvignette und zahlreichen Abbildungen. Illustrierter Original-Pappband.. Dube 348-352. - Mit den Original-Holzschnitten auf den Einbanddeckeln in Blau und Schwarz, den beiden Vorsätzen in Rot und Blau "Zirkus" und "Matrosen" sowie dem Frontispiz "Stadion" und dem figürlichen Monogramm EH. - Einband leicht fleckig, 1 Blatt mit leichten Knickspuren, sonst sehr gut erhalten.

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        All Creatures Great & Small Verses & Linocut Illustrations By Ross Lort

      Vancouver: Charles Bradbury, 1931. About fine but for mild toning and a touch of soiling to covers. Internally fine. # 116 of 200 copies, printed on Van Gelder paper with Caslon Antique Type. The illustrations are printed direct from the original cuts. First issue with linocut on back cover.. First Edition, Limited and Numbered. Soft Cover. Very Good +.

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        RELIEFS AND PLAQUETTES The Gustave Dreyfus Collection.

      Oxford, University Press, 1931. In folio (mm. 390x270), tela edit., pp. XVI,300, con 127 tavv. in b.n. f.t. che illustrano 453 superbe plaquettes italiane in bronzo, tutte ampiamente descritte. Catalogo della straordinaria raccolta di plaquettes e medaglie del XIV e XV secolo, appartenuta a Gustave Dreyfus (1837-1914), e considerata la più importante in questo campo di collezionismo, superiore persino a quella del Museo di Berlino (più vasta ma di qualità inferiore); vi figurano opere di Donatello, Antonio Rossellino, Leonardo, Valerio Belli, Andrea Riccio, ecc. Fu venduta in toto nel 1930 al famoso mercante d'arte Sir Joseph Duveen. Pregevole ediz., magnificamente stampata, di grande rarità. In ottimo stato.

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        A Bird Painter's Sketch Book

      London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1931 - Superb plates by the famous naturalist. Beneath the color frontispiece is a fine small, pencil drawing of a duck, initialed beneath by Rickman First edition, No. 112 of 125 copies numbered and signed by the author. 4to. 11 color plates and 23 in back and white after the author's drawings. Original aquamarine cloth, vellum spine with gilt lettering. Beautiful copy [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("T. G. Masaryk").

      Lany, 27. Dezember 1931.. 1¾ SS. Kl.-4to. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert.. An die englische Journalistin Annie Christitch: "[...] I saw all the new hierarchs; my impression is rather favorable. They look like going to do more than their predecessors [ ]".

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        The Great Adventure of Hare

      London: William Heinemann Ltd.. Hardcover. 107 pages. A very rare first printing copy of this early title from Alison Uttley's beloved Little Grey Rabbit Series. Top half-inch of backstrip missing. Openings of up to one inch at each end of remaining backstrip. Moderate wear externally with bright colour illustration upon front board. Hinges intact. Contemporary Mora Road Infants' School prize-winner's bookplate upon front free endpaper else contents unmarked with light wear and soiling. Minimal foxing to endpapers. Slight lean to spine. Hairline openings to binding at first blank leaf and pages 32, 64, 80 and 97. Overall a quality copy. . Good. 1931. First Printing.

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        Fighting Man of Mars

      New York Metropolitan Books, Inc. 1931 - First Edition of "A Fighting Man of Mars" BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice. A Fighting Man of Mars. Frontispiece by Hugh Hutton. New York: Metropolitan Books, [1931]. First edition. Ocatvo. 319, [1, blank] pp. Frontispiece. Original red cloth lettered in green on front cover and spine. Top edge stained green. A near fine copy. In the original pictorial dust jacket by Hugh Hutton. Price clipped with small tear neatly repaired to front panal, spine very slightly chipped along extremities. First published as a six-part serial in The Blue Book Magazine, April-September 1930, with cover art by Laurence Herndon for the first four and the sixth installments, and with seven black and white drawings by Frank Hoban in each installment. HBS 67055. $1,750 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Fighting Man of Mars

      Metropolitan Books, 1931. Hardcover. Very Good. Metropolitan Books, New York 1931. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1931 with no additional printings. Red cloth boards. Illustrated frontispiece by Hugh Hutton. Scarce. First State: Metropolitan at the base of the spine and on the title page. Book Condition: Very Good, spine rolled, shelf wear, spots on the boards. Light fraying at the spine, age toning, erasures at the endpaper. Minor repair at the rear endpaper hinge. Jacket is not present.

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        The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come

      New York: Scribners, 1931. Limited ed. Hardcover. Very Good +. Number 309 of 512 (12 for presentation) copies signed by illustrator N.C. Wyeth. All plates (including frontispiece) with intact tissue guards. Vellum spine with blue boards. Slight wear to spine. Text block near fine. Signed by Author(s).

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        INDIA, Speeches and an Introduction

      Thornton Butterworth, London, 1931 - First published in both orange wraps and orange cloth, the wraps edition is the one usually seen, although neither is common. 5 x 7.25 inches, 143 pages. Churchill was strongly opposed to Gandhi and Independence for India in the 1930Õs. This book publishes 10 of his speeches on the subject. It is now a scarce title lacking from many collections. Orange paper covers are worn at joints, loss of sliver along lower edge of front cover an a 20 x 30 mm triangle at lower corner of back wrap. A few scattered spots on foredges, contents clean. (ICS A38) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Face in the Abyss

      New York: Horace Liveright, 1931 - REVIEW COPY, with publisher's publicity photograph laid in. A brilliant lost race novel by the greatest American pulp fantasist. A fine bright copy in an attractive dustwrapper that has been passably but inexpertly restored. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Carpe Librum]
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        National Tailoring Co. Fall and Winter 1931

      National Tailoring Co., Chicago, Saint Louis, San Francisco 1931 - Elephant folio. 58pp. Original full leather with embossed decorations and bas-relief of a Native Indian couple entitled "Hiawatha's Wedding Journey". Pictorial endpapers. Fascinating trade catalogue displaying hundreds of actual cloth samples and profusely illustrated with 21 full-page colored illustrations of attire offered by the company. Some edge wear on binding with corners, edges, joints and head and tail of spine rubbed. Tiny closed tear on front joint of tail of spine. Some minor scratches on boards. Front endpapers rippled. Minor damp staining on outer margin of paper (not affecting text, illustrations or cloth samples). Binding in overall good to very good, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        The Wind in the Willows

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd 1931. 312 pp. Profusely illustrated throughout with Shepard's marvellously scratchy funny-tender illustrations. Bound in a contemporary full black morocco, with gilt lettering lines and devices. The original gilt decorated green front board illustrating Mole Ratty and Toad is bound at the rear, and the front panel from the original dustjacket is bound at the front. Maps as front and rear endpapers. Internally nice and clean. Some rubbing to edges, but an attractive copy, unusual in a contemporary binding, and especially with the portion of the original jacket . Very Good. Full Morocco. First Ernest Shepard Edition. 1931. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        UNTITLED ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPH [BURLESQUE CLOWNS].

      [Np]. 1931. - Original lithograph, printed against tinted ochre background. 44.5 x 32.5 cm plus full margins. Matted. About fine. One of an unspecified edition, dated and signed in the stone, and signed and dated in pencil in the lower margin. George Kenneth Hartwell (1891-1949) was born in Fitchberg, Mass, and studied at the Art Students' League in New York City under Kenneth Hayes Miller, Edward Hopper and George Bellows. His work was exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago (1923), the Society of Independent Artists (1923), the Library of Congress (1944-46), the Laguna Beach Art Association (1945 and 1946) and the Carnegie Institute (1945), Hartwell worked as an illustrator for CENTURY, SCRIBNER'S and THEATRE ARTS. He is particularly known for his Depression-era depictions of the worlds of carnivals, sideshows and burlesque houses, of which this image is a fine example. He executed this lithograph in at least four variations, monochrome, tinted and with at least two forms of coloring.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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        Theatrum novum Pedemontii : Ideen, Entwürfe und Bauten von Guarini, Juvarra, Vittone, wie anderen bedeutenden Architekten des piemontesischen Hochbarocks

      L. Schwann, Düsseldorf 1931 - 95; 300; 27x18,5cm; Halbpergament. Zustand: Gut bis Sehr Gut min. gebräunt, sehr selten min. bis gering braunfleckig (Innen); Innenbandbereich, die ersten und letzten Seiten, gering bis leicht braunfleckig; Schnitt oben gold und leicht angestaubt, restlicher Schnitt ist im Durchschnitt geringfügig braunfleckig; Einband Außen hat leichte Gebrauchsspuren; Oberer Buchrücken hat eine kleine bräunliche Stelle; 1400 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gebrauchtbücherlogistik H.J. Lauterbach]
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        VANDALS OF THE VOID

      London,: John Hamilton Ltd.. Bound in original blue cloth with black spine lettering. ND (1931). 1st edition. hb. Small 8vo, pp. 288. . James Morgan Walsh (1897-1952) was born in Australia, and emigrated to England in 1925. He was a prolific writer of mysteries, using the pseudonyms of H. Haverstock Hill, Stephen Maddock, and George M. White. Hubin lists 56 titles published from 1925 to 1951. This, apparently, is his only science fiction title (Bleiler, "The Check-List of Science-Fiction and Fantasy"; Reginald, "Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature: A Check-List, 1700-1974"). It was first published in Hugo Gernsback's "Wonder Stories Quarterly" in 1931 (Vol. 2, No. 4), and should not be confused with the 1953 title of the same name by American sci-fi author Jack Vance. John Hamilton Ltd. published it as a title in their "Sundial Mystery Library" series presumably because Walsh was then known as a writer of mysteries - not science fiction. It is a very rare title, and one of the high points for Australian science-fiction collectors (See Blackford, Ikin, McMullen, "Strange Constellations, A History of Australian Science Fiction"), who describe it as a "dashing space opera". This title was reprinted in 1976 by Hyperion, with a new introduction. WorldCat lists only seven institutional holdings of the original edition: six in the U.S. and one in the U.K. The only auction listings are for the Jack Vance title (1993 and 1994): one may reasonably presume that this title has never before been offered for sale by auction. Our copy shows very little shelf wear. The endpapers are clean and tight, and there are no former owner's markings. Overall, it is in very good condition. No dust jacket. .

      [Bookseller: GREENFIELD BOOKS]
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        What Happened at Midnight (Hardy Boys # 10)

      Grosset & Dunlap, New York, NY, 1931, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust JacketBased on my research, I'm pretty sure this is a second issue of this title. Red cover with black shield. Front lists to this title and Ted Scott, Danger Trails of the Sky. Rear ad lists to While the Clock Ticked. I will be happy to answer any additional questions you might have. One page is torn. Size: 8mo - over 7 3/4" - 9 3/4" tall. 213 pp. Pages are yellowed, but are tight and clean. Rough edges along the spine. Previous owner's inscription on endpapers. Has some creased corners. Bumped and rubbed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 pound. Category: Fiction; Children. Inventory No: 001472.

      [Bookseller: Lotzabooks]
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        Praeputii Incisio - a History of Male and Female Circumcision with Chapters on Hermaphrodism, Infibulation, Eunuchism, Priapism, and Divers Other Curious and Phallic Customs

      Boston; Panurge Press, 1931, Hardback, First EditionFinely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 311 pages; Subjects; Erotica, Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological and historical aspects. Limited to 1500 copies printed and press numbered for private collectors of erotica. This a publishers complimentary presentation copy to Sam Loveman, the exotic and imaginative poet and gothic master.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Les oiseaux de l'Indochine française.

      Paris Exposition Coloniale 1931 - 4 volumes in-4, LVI-270-XLVI, 330-LXI, 348-LXXIII, 296-LXVI pp., 67 planches lithographiées en couleurs d'après H. Gronvold par John Bale & Sons à Londres. Broché.(cachets ronds "Office du commerce extérieur - Bibliothèque", manque la page de titre du tome 1). (Collection Exposition coloniale internationale, Paris 1931). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE GIARD]
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        Under the North Pole The Wilkins-Ellsworth Submarine Expedition

      New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam [circa 1931], 1st 'Deluxe Edition' limited to 275 numbered and signed copies. (Hardcover) xiv,346 + tipped in errata slip. Very good. Tall Octavo (approximately 24.5cm) in original quarter blue cloth and light grey paper covered boards with matching endpapers, gilt top edge others uncut, printed on Stratmore Wayside Text rag. Has numbered print of studio portrait of Wilkins by Hal Phyde not in trade edition, b&w plates (both sides) from photos, illustration (map). Some minor fading to spine less than normal. Signed by Hubert Wilkins and Sloan Danenhower scientific staff member on expedition. AB 19493 (Trade Edition only). Account of an expedition under Wilkins to explore the Arctic Basin north of West Spitzbergen in the submarine Nautilus, in 1931..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Kralovska Vysost. Mit Verfassersunterschrift auf Titelblatt. Exemplar No. 3.

      Prag: Melantrich 1931 - OGLdr., 315 S., 8° mit- Vorderdecke u. Rückenvergoldung. Vergoldeter Kopschnitt. Vergoldete- Bordüre u. Ornament auf Vorderdecke. Exemplar mit Verfassersunterschrift (Bleistift) auf Titelblatt versehen. Numeriertes Exemplar No. 3. Einband fast unbeschädigt. In sehr gutem Zustand. In dieser Zubereitung besonders selten. Sehr gut erhalten Book Language/s: cs

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Valentinska]
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        Daughter of Fu Manchu

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran and Company. 1931. First. First American edition. A small erasure on the front fly, slight rubbing to the boards, very good or better in a price-clipped, fair only dustwrapper (illustrated by George Annand) with a triangular chip at the crown, and the extremities and folds backed with brown paper. Still, very uncommon in a reasonably whole jacket. Filmed in 1931 as Daughter of the Dragon, directed by Lloyd Corrigan, and featuring Anna May Wong, Warner Oland, and Sessue Hayakawa. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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